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RE: Traveling with Propane on

ONLY time I have ever turned my propane off was on a Ferry.
Cummins12V98 06/29/22 08:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: The cost of a Diesel Truck

NW WA I recently did a $27,000 short term loan using my 01 Sport 2500 4x4 with 160k as collateral. CRAZY times!!! That is nuts! But it's a nice truck! 01 Sports are my favorite 2nd Gens. Yes I really like the truck, thanks! I looked long and hard for the same with a 6 speed but no luck! My Son has my 98 12V in DFW area and it still is a beast.
Cummins12V98 06/29/22 08:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

What I liked about my Dads mod when tipping the top down and grabbing the bottom with the other hand I am carrying it at a comfortable height that's easy to place on the tailgate. Would not want to place it on the ground and have to pick it up again.
Cummins12V98 06/29/22 03:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

Yes, 12V is a resourceful, handy guy, probably got it from his Dad! He often has pictures to explain, or prove a point. Pics are great help, wish more people posted them! My 30# tanks weigh 66 lbs when fully filled. I have to duck a bit, as mine go in from the front, under the overhang. It helps to keep them close to your body, give it a bear hug, but keeping one hand underneath. Jerry Thanks Jerry, check is in the mail. :B
Cummins12V98 06/29/22 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: The cost of a Diesel Truck

It sounds like you sold your old truck too cheap unless it had a kajillion miles on it or was rusted out. I think I could get that for my 2004.5 which is about what I paid 9 years ago. PA is a long ways from WA. Market is strong for sales everywhere, thanks to....nevermind, not going there, lol. But the PNW and some other areas are even higher. Unlike PA and other economically depressed and much lower cost of living states. But that's still alot of money. Diesels retain value well, but a Ram unless a G56 trans from 07.5 is less valuable overall than any comparable 5.9 3rd Gen, unless it's deleted. So I'd say he got very good money for the truck and the location. But your right, a cherry condition, sub 150k mile 6.7 4x4 quad cab would fetch a bit more out here. NW WA I recently did a $27,000 short term loan using my 01 Sport 2500 4x4 with 160k as collateral. CRAZY times!!!
Cummins12V98 06/29/22 03:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The cost of a Diesel Truck

OK, what is the replacement Diesel??????
Cummins12V98 06/29/22 08:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

On my Dads new to him 5er you had to lift the tanks "UP" and out of the steel ring or try to release the latching system and bend the steel horizontal ring out of the way so you could tip it out instead of lifting. . So I put my "creative genius" ;) to work and cut off the latching system and added a strap that can be tightened. Works GREAT with releasing the strap and tipping the tank out and grabbing the bottom to easily carry it to the truck. I added a wood block to keep from damaging the aluminum door frame at the bottom. The block also keeps the tank base locked in place.
Cummins12V98 06/29/22 08:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tight turn across narrow culvert?

It's a private road in rural eastern NC. Nobody will care as long as drainage is not compromised. If that's the case the fastest is a steel plate as mentioned. Price probably a tossup compared to extending the culvert and filling in with gravel.
Cummins12V98 06/29/22 08:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Got the insurance money but I can't I do this myself?

Sometimes Insurance Companies will do their own estimate then send you a check for that amount. Then if the Repair Shop finds more damages they will step up. So IMHO get an estimate of your own to compare to the Ins Companies Estimate. Once confronted with another Estimate they most likely will adjust the amount they pay you. Once I had this happen and the Ins Estimate was accurate except they had $60 per hour labor and the Estimate was $120. They changed their Estimate and sent me a check for the new amount.
Cummins12V98 06/29/22 08:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A Big Thank You

Why do so many call it a "Dully" ???
Cummins12V98 06/28/22 07:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tight turn across narrow culvert?

The steel idea is a good one!! I was a GC for many years and have seen properly supported steel used often for heavy construction equipment. It is often used in road construction with 18 wheelers running over it. Only issue is the weight and putting it in place. If you have a front end loader capable of lifting it and the steel plate, that's an option. A 10ftx10ftx1inch plate will weigh around 2 tons. How wide is the ditch? The spans allowed by plating are typically pretty small when traffic is allowed to run on them. PS: If construction disrupting traffic is the issue, you could get a piece of culvert and a load or two of stone and extend the existing culvert without closing the road. Just work from the yard side. Your truck should be able to carry the culvert and a load or two of gravel to fill around the culvert. I'm betting an afternoon and your done with no impact on the road. YEA and face fines for doing work without going thru a lengthy permit process.
Cummins12V98 06/28/22 07:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tight turn across narrow culvert?

That amount and size of plywood will snap as soon as you put load on it. Not going to speculate on what you should do as I am not there to assess the conditions.
Cummins12V98 06/27/22 10:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Got the insurance money but I can't I do this myself?

Just over 5k damage for this. I think I will fix it my self. You can see there are three colors to match on the "J" wrap plus the two vertical pcs of trim at each end of the slide has to be removed. For the time and money I will straighten out the bent portion and buy new wheel well trim and have it painted. I also have a plan to make a pc of sheetmetal to cap the damaged under belly and simply straighten out and paint the support pc. At least 4 grand in my pocket. Last pic is pre damage. What brand are/were the tires ?? . Well there is only ONE company that will actually pay for damages. Besides that the pictures I posted clearly show the brand.
Cummins12V98 06/26/22 11:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is It Worth It?

Try parking your boat trailer when there are JACK-AZZEZ that can't park in the designated parking area with your Dually. Then try to back out without hitting another trailer when they are jammed next to your trailer. My 01 has an empty bed that I can haul what I want when I want without removing my big toolbox and hitch. Sorry it does NOT hurt a darn thing for my DRW to set for 6 months during the Summer, nor my 01 to set for 6 months during the Winter when I head South. No extra maintenance as maintenance is all about miles. Sure the "Storage" Insurance is an expense but having a truck I don't have to worry about damaging it or having someone damaging it is worth a lot to me.
Cummins12V98 06/26/22 11:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is It Worth It?

^^Interesting...never used storage insurance for a motor vehicle. Question...if you needed to use the 15 DRW today, would you have liability coverage on it, since you do on the 01? Jerry All I do is call my Agent and tell him to put full coverage back on. I then call to have it removed once I am done with it. I get billed pro rated for days used. Storage is fire and theft etc.
Cummins12V98 06/26/22 09:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is It Worth It?

I once pondered keeping my old truck around and have 2 diesels. In the end it was too costly to have 2 HD trucks especially if one just sat around. When I pull into my Northern location for the Summer the "Storage" Insurance comes off the 01 and goes on the 15 DRW. The 15 sets all Summer until we are ready for our Winter trek down South. Really does not cost much of anything extra.
Cummins12V98 06/25/22 09:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is It Worth It?

For me Diesel is the only choice for towing. Do like me, have the truck suited for each trailer. ;)
Cummins12V98 06/24/22 09:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is It Worth It?

What did you like towing with more??? That's your answer.
Cummins12V98 06/23/22 12:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Black tank flush overfill

I agree!!!!!!
Cummins12V98 06/23/22 12:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: One brake over adjusted

Gdetrailer said: "Changing to disc brakes is a pretty extreme drastic uneeded and expensive change which also has some very expensive pitfalls. Disc brakes adds additional maintenance with needing to check brake fluid level and periodic replacement of said fluid. Unless you run DOT5 (silicone) brake fluid (which has it's own problems), it will go bad over time from drawing moisture from the air while the trailer sits still.. Adds in a very expensive EOH pump to the trailer which is a failure point and some brake controllers will rebel with EOH pumps." A lot of negativity for no reason. Expensive pitfalls? Not hardly. Everyone that has gone to Disks has said I wish I had done it sooner.
Cummins12V98 06/23/22 07:54am Tech Issues
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